Global Campus

About Global Campus

Global Campus is a programme of events that celebrate the diversity of our community. 

We organise weekly cafes and several trips per semester to provide a platform for our international and UK students to meet, explore the UK and share cultural learning. 

All our events are open to both UK and international students, we would love to see you at some of our events. 

Explore this page to find out about all things the Global Campus programme has to offer. 

If you have any questions about our Global Campus programme, please get in touch wtih us at 

What's Involved in the Global Campus programme?

Global Campus Trips

Global campus trips offers an oppurtunity to explore the north of England on a small budget. This semester we are offering trips to Liverpool, Fountains Abbey and Whitby Seaside. 

Find out more about each trip on our Global Campus Trips page.


Global Campus Bulletin

The global bulletin is a weekly email that we send out to our students containing lots of useful information about events in York, activities on campus, and the different types of support the university offers to help students make the most of their time at York St John. The bulletin also contains lots of ideas for things to experience whilst in the UK, such as eating fish and chips or trying a roast dinner, so students can truly immerse themselves in British Culture.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list please email us at 


Global Campus Cafes and Celebrations

Global cafes and celebrations are relaxed and informal events where you can meet new people and enjoy some free refreshments while exploring a new cultural topic each week. You can find the whole programme for this semester below. 


Global Cafes and Celebrations

About Global Cafes and Celebrations 

Global cafes and celebrations take place every Monday between 5pm and 7pm in the Students Union Coffee Lounge. The schedule below highlights the themes of each event taking place across this semester. They are all open to UK students and international students, make sure you come along! 

Monday 18th February

Vikings In York

We are bringing the Vikings back to York! Celebrate York's rich Viking history by exploring the traditions and myths of the Vikings and playing some Viking games.                                

Monday 25th February 

Global Feast 

Immerse yourself in foods from around the world! Bring a snack or a dish from your home country to share with the group and learn about each others cultural dishes and the stories behind them. 

Monday 4th March 

Pancake Day 

Pancake Day is the official time to induldge in a sweet treat. Learn about the history behind this celebration and eat some pancakes! Bring your friends along and choose between our delicious toppings to create your special pancake! 

Monday 11th March 

International Women's Day

Celebrate all Women this week! Take part in our quiz to learn more about women throughout history and join our treasure hunt themed around the women who have inspried us the most. People of all genders welcome!

Monday 18th March 

Holi Festival

Come and celebrate the festival of love and colours! Relax with some sweet treats, learn about the myths behind Holi and have a paint powder fight with your friends. Mix and Match your own colours and don't forget to bring a white tshirt!

Monday 25th March 

Pagan Spring Celebrartion 

Delve into spring with us as we celebrate Pagan magic. In this week's cafe we will be making dream catchers and flower crowns. 


Monday 1st April 

Book Club 

Bring your favorite reading material, share your interests with others and bring a book to swap. Snuggle up in a blanket with hot drinks & snacks...a bookworms dream. 


Monday 29th April 

Earth Day 

Save the world one step at a time! Today we'll be sharing tips for living a more eco-friendly life and success stories from eco-pioneering projects, as well as taste-testing some eco-friendly foods. 


Monday 6th April 

Music & Mocktails 

This last cafe of the year will be a chance to spend some quality rime with the friends you have made this semester, chill to some good music and create colourful, tasty mocktails together. 


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